Course Requirements for the Financial Economics Sequence

Prerequisite Courses (All courses must be completed)

Math 31: Calculus II
Econ 86: Accounting for Decision Making
Econ 101: Intermediate Microeconomics
Econ 125: Econometrics I (effective with class of 2009)
Statistics: Meet the Department of Economics statistics skill requirement

Financial Economics Core Courses

Econ 134: Corporate Finance (required)

Choose one of the following:
Econ 134B: Advanced Corporate Finance
Econ 136: Derivatives
Econ 137: Special Topics in Corporate Finance
Econ 139: Topics in Investments and Valuation

Elective Courses (choose any three)

Any of the following three courses will satisfy the elective requirement (if not used to satisfy the core requirement):

Econ 129: Game Theory*
Econ 134B: Advanced Corporate Finance**
Econ 135: Money and Banking
Econ 136: Derivatives
Econ 137: Special Topics in Corporate Finance**
Econ 138: Current Issues in Money and Finance
Econ 139: Topics in Investments and Valuation**
Econ 145: International Money and Finance
Econ 150: Asset and Income Measurement (Intermediate Accounting I)
Econ 154: Financial Statement Analysis
Econ 164: Economics of Strategy
Econ 165: Industrial Organization

Math 109: Introduction to the Mathematics of Finance
Math 156: Stochastic Processes and Modeling
Math 182: Partial Differential Equations
Math 188: Mathematics of Game Theory*

Drucker School of Management (CGU):
Mgt 339: Financial Derivatives
Mgt 373: Financial Strategy & Policy
Mgt 402: Asset Management Practicum
Mgt 475: Fixed Income

Research Project Requirement

Students must complete a major research project in the area of financial economics. The project may be the student's senior thesis, which is also a general education requirement. Students who use the senior thesis for this requirement must register for the one-half credit research seminar course (ECON 180 CM), and will be asked to present and defend their research at the end of the semester in which they complete their research work. The Institute provides faculty advising and databases support related to the research project.

*Students may take either Econ 129 or Math 188, but not both, to satisfy the elective requirement

**These courses may only be used for the elective requirement if they are not used to satisfy the core requirement.

Financial Economics Institute
Claremont McKenna College
Bauer Center
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711-6400